Great Blue Heron in flight

Great Blue Heron in flight

Great Blue Heron in flight

Great Blue Herons have a wide wing span of up to 7ft and slaty blue-grey flight feathers.  They can soar and glide like the eagles and migrate very long distances in winter to Mexico, the Caribbean and as far as South America.

If you spot a Great Blue Heron in flight this summer you may also hear it’s distinctive call, a loud distinguished croak.  Great Blue Heron’s are found in most of North America, including Alaska.  Watch for them while camping in Saskatchewan this summer.

Photo taken by Greg Lasley, Wildlife Photographer